| Apr 4, 2013
| 8:15 AM
While frequently lumped together as one homogenous group, environmentalists every now and then come at the same problem from different perspectives and suggest varying solutions. That is the case with the legislation creating the Maryland Agricultural...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new Chesapeake Bay cleanup requirements, in return for their voluntarily doing more to reduce polluted runoff from their fields....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Advocates for a host of Maryland interests — from the Chesapeake Bay to the defense industry — said Wednesday they are anxiously watching whether the election will change the political landscape here despite early indications that it...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Part data collectors, part tour guides — with a dash of personality for good measure — the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:16 PM
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concerts will be held at 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis. The orchestra will be accompanied by British pianist Michael Roll for...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:24 PM
A bill moving through the General Assembly would give Maryland farmers a 10-year reprieve from new state or local environmental regulations if the state Department of Agriculture deems they're doing their part to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
To get the...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The concept behind the proposed Maryland Agriculture Certainty Program is sound. Farmers would voluntarily agree to meet relatively high standards for pollution runoff and hire third-party inspectors to verify the results. In return, they would be...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Oyster happy hours have been popping up lately. Corner BYOB in Hampden had a Saturday afternoon oyster party a few weeks ago. They called it a Shuck-n-Chat. Love that.
In January, Ten Ten in Harbor East started up Local Oyster Nights on Tuesday...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Farmers and others upset over state-imposed restrictions on septic-based rural development staged a "tractorcade" Tuesday past the State House in Annapolis.
The protest comes on the day the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee is...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
The Chesapeake Bay is showing increased resilience in the face of natural and man-made abuses, though it's still seriously impaired, according to the latest official report on the regional restoration effort.
The annual "Bay Barometer" released...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
At a historic meeting in Baltimore recently, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), the fisheries management body representing 15 states along the Eastern Seaboard, resolved to cap the harvest of menhaden at 20 percent less than the...